Obituaries

GLEN “LEE” HENNESS, JR. Apr 11, 1953 - Jul 16, 2019

Glen “Lee” Henness Jr., 66, of Plant City passed away unexpectedly at home on July 16, 2019. Lee was a graduate of Brandon High School and Jacksonville State University in Alabama. He was an avid sports enthusiast throughout his life both on and off the field including; a member of Brandon High School Wrestling Team […]

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JOHN GOLD Dec 23, 1954 - Jul 12, 2019

John Gold of Valrico, FL, passed away unexpectedly on July 12, 2019. He was born December 23, 1954, in Piqua, Ohio, and grew up in Jacksonville, FL, where he graduated from Terry Parker HS. He went on to study art at Georgia Southern University. John is preceded in death by his father, Russell D. Gold, […]

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PATRICIA RACIC Jul 16, 1936 - Jul 06, 2019

Patricia passed away on July 6, 2019 in Brandon, FL  comforted by her son Jon Racic and granddaughters, Ginger Eisenhauer, Ashlei Smith and grandson Brian Schnurr.  She was predeceased by her husband Ron Racic and daughter Pamela Racic.  Born on July 16, 1936 in Chicago she was an avid Cubs fan and known for her hospitality especially […]

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VICTOR TORRES Nov 11, 1958 - Jul 06, 2019

Victor passed away in Tampa, Florida where he resided since 2007. He will be remembered for his generosity, joy of life, and unfaltering faith. He is survived by his parents, two brothers & sisters-in-law, sister & brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, ex-wife, two daughters, two sons and many dear friends. Growing up Victor lived in many countries. […]

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MARY ANN FLOWER CONKLIN Jun 06, 1948 - Jul 03, 2019

Conklin, Mary Ann Flower, 71, of Brandon, FL, formerly of Detroit, MI, passed away July 3, 2019 in Ruskin, FL. She was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Sibling. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Conklin, Sr., and her daughter, Lee Ann Conklin Brady. She is survived by her loving […]

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STERNER “BUFFALO BILL” REYNOLDS, JR. Sep 23, 1949 - Jun 30, 2019

Sterner “Buffalo Bill” Reynolds, Jr. passed away on Sunday, June 30th, 2019. Born September 23rd, 1949 in New Jersey, Buffalo Bill was 69 when he lost his battle to cancer. He will be missed and celebrated by family, friends and his sweet girl, Widow. Bill was a clever, quick-witted man with a giant spirit and […]

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KAREN F JOHNSON Aug 10, 1942 - Jun 28, 2019

Johnson, Karen F, 76, of Riverview, FL, passed away on June 28, 2019. She was a beloved grandmother, sister, and friend. Karen was a fun loving, generous and unselfish lady. She strived to better the lives of others through her career as a social worker in Denver Colorado. She always wanted to make others feel […]

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VIRGINIA HYERS Jan 27, 1928 - Jun 25, 2019

Virginia Hyers 91, formerly of Harrisburg, Illinois passed away June 25, 2019 in Seffner, Florida. Virginia was preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Harvey and Madge Hibbs; brothers J.W. Hibbs and Billy Joe Hibbs: and son, Billy Joe Lebo. She is survived by her brother Larry (Trudy) Hibbs; sons, Bill (Amy) Hyers and […]

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David Richards May 04, 1959 - Jun 22, 2019

David Richards, 60, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019. He was a loving son, husband, step-father and friend. A life-long resident of Brandon, David was a nature lover and favored the outdoors. He attended Our Lady of Perpetual Help school and graduated from Brandon High School. He emulated his maternal grandmother with his devotion […]

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LINDA GUNN Jun 17, 1947 - Jun 20, 2019

Gunn, Linda, 72 of Tampa, passed away June 20, 2019. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She always had an open heart, a listening ear, or a hug to whomever needed one. She loved to laugh and she shared her humor with all of us. Linda loved to sit with friends from […]

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PAULINE ADELINE FAWKES Mar 23, 1924 - Jun 13, 2019

Pauline Adeline Fawkes, 95, of Zephyrhills, passed away peacefully to our Heavenly Father on June 13, 2019. Pauline, with her husband, Jack, raised their children in the horse business in Illinois. In 1980, they moved to Florida, and continued in the horse business. They also had an interest in dogs, and were one of the […]

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PAUL JACOB DERR Feb 15, 1929 - Jun 13, 2019

Known for his sense of humor and outgoing personality, Paul Jacob Derr went “home” on Thursday, June 13, 2019, after a decline from vascular dementia and cancer. Paul was born in Akron, Ohio, and grew up on a small farm in Bath, Ohio. He graduated from Bath High School and started college at Ohio Northern […]

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KRISTINA MARIE PRIESTLEY Sep 23, 1985 - Jun 12, 2019

Priestley, Kristina Marie, 33, of Tampa, passed away June 12, 2019. She was a very loving and generous girl with a heart bigger than the world.  She has so many people who love her and will miss her every single day. Kristina’s friends and family are heartbroken over this loss. There is so much about […]

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MICHAEL BYRNE Feb 22, 1955 - Jun 04, 2019

Michael Byrne, 64, lost his battle with cancer at home on June 4 surrounded by family.  A fighter his whole life who often went against the grain, Michael was an avid technophile, program developer, business owner and car enthusiast.  Michael is survived by his children, Irene Branche of Brooklyn, NY, Jonathan (Heather) Byrne of Plant […]

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CHARLOTTE ANN MC NISH MILLER Nov 03, 1947 - May 28, 2019

McNish Miller, Charlotte Ann, 71, of Valrico, passed away May 28, 2019. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend and she will be dearly missed. Charlotte was a generous lady with an open heart and willing ear for anyone who needed a friend. She loved to yard sale, bargain hunt, and just be creative. […]

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WILLIAM PATRICK GILLESPIE Mar 17, 1949 - May 25, 2019

Gillespie, William Patrick – 70, passed away on May 25, 2019 from Lewy Body Dementia. He was with his wife Jeannie of 47 years and his family when he passed. Gator Bill (as he was known as) was born on March 17, 1949 in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Lya and William H. Gillespie. He […]

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RENEE STONE SCHIELE May 28, 1943 - May 23, 2019

Renee Stone Schiele was born on May 28, 1943 to Tracy Hugh Stone and Anne Rae Hendry in Clewiston, Florida.  At 18, Renee began nursing school in Orlando, Florida earning her license as a registered nurse.  It was while attending nursing school that Renee met Frank Louis Schiele, Jr., while on a blind date.  They […]

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TERESA ANN (DAVIS) SELF Jun 09, 1957 - May 16, 2019

Teresa Ann (Davis) Self of Gibsonton, Florida died on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 from cancer at Sun City Center Hospice in Florida. Teresa was born June 9th, 1957 in Lakeland, Florida. She worked many years at Segrest Tropical Fish Farm and was retired at the time of her death. She graduated from Kathleen High School […]

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PAMELA MARIE NICHOLS May 15, 1957 - May 10, 2019

Nichols, Pamela Marie, 61, of Brandon, passed away May 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend who was strong till the end. Pam had a passion for animals that everyone who knew her admired. She was loyal, fierce, and deeply loved by everyone who knew […]

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ANITA (BONGO) MATTEIS Feb 19, 1935 - May 08, 2019

Matteis, (Bongo) Anita, 84 of Lithia Florida, went home to the Lord on May 8, 2019. Anita was a longtime resident of Stamford CT, where she was born to Joseph and Beatrice Bongo, who preceded her in death. Anita was a lovely, generous lady who always put others needs before her own. She was always […]

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JOE VanLORYNEN Mar 14, 1963 - May 06, 2019

Joe VanLorynen of Dover, FL passed in peace at Brandon Regional Hospital on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 56 after a year long battle with lung cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Louise Smith; children Candy Curty (Roger); Tammy Sanchez (Tony); Shawn and Amber. Grandchildren Chris, Cody, Shawn […]

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CARL H. HAY Apr 09, 1930 - May 04, 2019

Carl H. Hay, 89, of Seffner, passed away May 4, 2019. Born in Topeka, Kansas, he has joined his wife Frances of 55 years, who preceded him in death. Carl served in the Vietnam and Korean War, and retired from the US Air Force after 20 years of service. He then worked at USPS for […]

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KIP MARTIN ROBBINS Nov 12, 1959 - Apr 30, 2019

Kip Martin Robbins was a man of great talent. As a self-taught auto mechanic fresh out of high school in SanDiego, Kip moved to Tampa, later to Key West, then back to Tampa. Along the way, Kip discovered his passion for building and became an accomplished construction contractor, improving and building homes and business from […]

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REBA NELL WATSON Aug 09, 1935 - Apr 22, 2019

Reba Watson of Lakeland passed away on April 22, 2019. She was born in Crossville, AL. Reba is survived by her daughters Judy Welcome (Steve), Tammie Shireman (Bruce). Grand children, Steven Welcome, Joshua Welcome, Erica Watson, Aaron Shireman, Melanie Brown and seven great grand children. She was preceded in death by her father Samuel Higgins, […]

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AUDREY L DAUGHTRY Jul 21, 1942 - Apr 19, 2019

Audrey L. Daughtry , 76 Born July 21, 1942 – Died April 9, 2019, She resided in Valrico Fl. and went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is survived by 3 children, son Aaron Clay Parker and wife Janine of Brandon FL., Wanda G. Clark and husband Mark of Millboro […]

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NELLIE BATES MAY Jan 27, 1929 - Apr 17, 2019

Nellie Bates May passed away peacefully in Brandon, FL on April 17, 2019, at the age of 90. She is survived by her daughter, Janell Heim, and her son, Greg May, as well as 12 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Nellie lived 90 glorious years. She was an only child who was doted on by […]

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BETTY CARTER BRUNEAU Apr 20, 1952 - Apr 08, 2019

Betty Carter Bruneau, 66, of Seffner, passed away April 8, 2019, following a long illness. Betty was a lovely person who always had a sweet smile and a warm hug for anyone who needed one. She struggled with her health, but she was kind and caring for others all of her life. Betty loved her […]

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KIMBERLY JO PETERSON Nov 29, 1964 - Apr 07, 2019

Kimberly Jo Peterson, 54, of Gibsonton, FL, formerly of Adams-Friendship, Wisconsin, passed away April 7, 2019. She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She was always there when someone needed a warm hug or good advice. She loved birds, flowers, and all kinds of plants. Kim loved to travel and was a […]

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Thomas Dale Ambrose Nov 26, 1942 - Apr 04, 2019

Thomas Dale Ambrose 76 was born in Detroit Michigan on November 26, 1942. He passed away in Tampa, Florida on April 4, 2019.  Tom was the 5th of 9 children; Betty, James, Joan, Louella, Robert, David, Cheryl and Sandra.  He was an over the road long distance truck driver and he traveled mostly alone but […]

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MARK DAVID BOYER, USAF Mar 05, 1963 - Apr 03, 2019

Mark D. Boyer, 56, of Riverview, FL, passed Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his home. He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather to all…always ready to lend a helping hand. He will be sadly missed by all his family. Mark was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Clifford (of Pennsylvania), and Nancy […]

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